This Brooklyn quintet is among indie pop-infiltrated bands that Columbia signed in 2012 — Haim and St. Lucia are others — and even as the label expands their musical palette they maintain their keen sense of quality: Haert’s frontwoman Nini Fabi’s voice channels the fierceness and majesty of acts like Fleetwood Mac without sounding derivative or overly familiar (e.g. Haim, at times). Piano, guitar, and thickly packed drums soar through huge choruses and verses, but all this still sounds faint next to Fabi’s throaty soprano.
Wed., Jan. 8, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 8, 2014